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Dr. Peter Teng is a general cardiologist who has cared for patients with all types of heart conditions and issues for more than 15 years. He has a special interest in using CT imaging in coronary care and was among the first cardiologists in San Francisco to adopt coronary CT angiography for his patients, having helped establish a CT imaging program in 2007. In addition to noninvasive imaging of arteries of the heart, Teng performs routine cardiac catheterization (a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure in which a long, thin tube called a catheter is inserted into an accessible blood vessel – such as one in the groin or wrist – and threaded up to the heart). He also specializes in echocardiography (using ultrasound to capture images inside the heart and the valves attached to it), cardiac nuclear perfusion studies (a type of stress test using imaging that shows the blood throughout the heart before and after exercise) and pacemaker implantation and maintenance.

In research, Teng studies the ways atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) begins and worsens, as well as methods used to better understand the signal pathways within blood vessel cell walls. He also studies the factors involved in the creation of clots in the heart that may lead to stroke.

Teng earned his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. At New York – Presbyterian Hospital, he completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a research fellowship focused on atherosclerosis, then a fellowship in cardiology at Stanford Health Care. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

A New York native, Teng comes from a family of educators, which has fueled his natural inclination to educate his patients and help train and mentor residents and students. He was recognized in 2015 as a Castle Connelly Top Doctor in cardiovascular care in the Bay Area and has remained on the list every year since. In addition, he is committed to contributing meaningfully to the transformation of health care by exploring ways that applicable technologies can help simplify and improve patient care while also addressing the variety of challenges caregivers face.

Outside of work, Teng enjoys swimming for wellness, playing piano with his sons and reading the New Yorker, when time allows.

  • Education

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, MD, 1993

  • Residencies

    New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, Internal Medicine, 1996

  • Fellowships

    New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, Atherosclerosis, 1997

    Stanford Medicine, Cardiology, 2001

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Being all things to all patients is a tall order, but I embrace the challenge each day to learn about them and tailor my approach to their needs.

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    Overall Experience
    300 Ratings
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    Dec 02, 2023
    Dr. Peter Teng is one of the very best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of working with...kind very smart and just a great guy all around.
    Nov 11, 2023
    Dr. Teng is wonderful. I feel extremely fortunate to have him as my Dr.
    Nov 05, 2023
    Dr. Teng is a wonderful doctor. He patiently listens to my issues and addresses my concerns. His explanations are clear and thorough. He is willing to listen to and offer up alternatives in treatment.
    Oct 26, 2023
    Excellent as expected
    Oct 26, 2023
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr Teng is very patient and understanding my need
    Oct 07, 2023
    Finally one of the few recent UCSF docs who didn't rush through the visit and did exhibit unquestionable interest.
    Oct 04, 2023
    Dr. Teng is the best and I highly recommend him. He is a very intelligent and caring doctor and explains things very well.
    Oct 04, 2023
    Dr. Teng always let's me voice my concerns and any issues I'm having I appreciate him listening and explaining why meds and treatment is suggested.
    Oct 03, 2023
    I love Dr. Teng. He is very thorough in his explanations and gave me time to ask my questions. Very happy with him
    Oct 01, 2023
    One of the most thorough and comprehensive visits I have had!
    Oct 01, 2023
    It was a productive experience
    Sep 30, 2023
    Sep 21, 2023
    Good experience.
    Sep 15, 2023
    Attentive professional knowledgeable.
    Sep 08, 2023
    Dr Teng is fantastic he's one of the best doctors I've ever had he is very well informed and explains everything and takes time with me and is cordial and I really trust him and like him so much. I feel very fortunate to have such a great cardiologist.
    Sep 06, 2023
    Aug 21, 2023
    Dr. Teng (and all the medical team in the cardiology department) that have been looking after me have been exceptionally informed communicate clearly and just all around has been exceptional support.
    Aug 18, 2023
    Once I actually got to Dr. Teng he was professional informative and overall very good.
    Aug 07, 2023
    I already have recommended him to others.
    Jul 25, 2023
    Top notch
    Jul 16, 2023
    I Dr Teng listens and is informative and caring.
    Jun 10, 2023
    Dr. Peter Teng is wonderful--he listens and is always kind.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Always friendly informative and trustworthy. I actually look forward to meeting with my cardiologist. I leave feeling better informed and therefore safer. Well done Dr Teng
    Jun 05, 2023
    Dr. Teng is the most accessible doctor I have ever encountered. He really listened and gave me information I did not know even though I have had a-fib for six years.
    May 31, 2023
    Peter Teng is an excellent doctor and very fine person. I feel lucky to have him for my cardiologist
    May 29, 2023
    Dr. Teng is very thorough and listens very well. He seems to look at the patient as a whole and does not just have tunnel vision regarding cardiac issues. He is courteous to patients and supportive of family members. I very much appreciate that he really focuses on exercise and diet. I also appreciated him being conscious of the cost or the meds and taking care of ordering the medications himself which I feel likely saved me time and phone calls.
    May 02, 2023
    Dr. Teng is a credit to the professionknowledgeable explains well proactive and caring.
    Apr 28, 2023
    I have always had high confidence and comfort levels with Dr. Peter Teng.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr Peter Teng is great - kind very knowledgeable explains option answers all questions just a great doc.
    Apr 21, 2023
    This was a new patient visit and I was very impressed with Dr. Teng. I was very fortunate to meet him in the hospital and actually switched from a cardiologist I had for decades to Dr. Teng. Dr. Teng is not only very knowledgeable and really thinks about the patient as a whole but he is also very patient and a good listener. He is very thoughtful about issues from a patient perspective such as need for medications pricing and ease of getting a hold of him. I like his straightforward personality and the explanations he gives are logical and given in a way you can understand.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Dr Teng is outstanding! He really listens and asked probing questions.
    Mar 22, 2023
    I gained much more from the visit than I expected
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr. Teng is a charismatic person who makes me comfortable about asking him any questions( his guidance and care is the best medecine.
    Feb 21, 2023
    Outstanding doctor!
    Feb 16, 2023
    I am thoroughly impressed and fortunate to have Dr. Peter Teng as my doctor. He is professional and thorough. He explains things well concerning my condition. He Is patient and does not rush through his answers. I will continue to have him as my doctor.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Teng is the best!
    Jan 19, 2023
    Dr. Teng is a very personable doctor. I feel very positive about seeing him.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr. Teng is concerned about my all over health and not only cardiac concerns.
    Jan 07, 2023
    Dr. Teng is an amazing person who is always so patient with his patient. He listens and always gives the best advice and treatment. I am so lucky to have Dr. Teng as my cardiologist. So a Big Thank You to Dr. Teng and all his staff members at all levels.
    Dec 22, 2022
    He listened polite and professional. He has that personality that he cares genuinely.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Dr. Teng is very personable. He listens and answers questions in a manner understandable to the lay person. You do not feel rushed through your visit. He is extremely knowledgeable.
    Nov 30, 2022
    I've already recommended Dr. Teng to other people.
    Nov 21, 2022
    Dr Teng is always prepared and thorough.
    Nov 20, 2022
    Peter is excellent in being sure I understand regime
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr Teng is a very good doctor.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr. Peter Teng is professional and always shows interest in your care. He is diligent in advising new treatment if necessary and always listens to the patients suggestions.
    Oct 16, 2022
    Very good
    Oct 14, 2022
    I have every confidence in Dr. Teng.
    Oct 14, 2022
    I wish every Dr. Is as proficient and caring as Dr. Peter T.
    Oct 06, 2022
    Dr Teng is really a great Dr.
    Sep 26, 2022
    Dr Teng is an excellent care provider. He listens Cares and gaives me great diagnostics and advices. I am so grateful for his kind assistance in treating my coranary artery disease
    Sep 07, 2022
    Aug 30, 2022
    I would recommend Dr. Teng with the caveat that UC is hard to deal with. The referral took awhile to process. I was discouraged about making an appt. The staff wanted to assign me a cardiologist if I didn't provide a referral. This was not an emergency so no harm was done.
    Aug 30, 2022
    Dr. Teng is very attentive and seems to be so knowledgeable about heart issues. He really listens and answers my questions so that I understand what is happening.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Excellent experience. Have recommended this care provider to my friends.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr. Teng is the best. I wouldn't want to see or trust my health to anyone else!
    Aug 06, 2022
    Probably would not recommend because of the computerized system.
    Aug 06, 2022
    I finally got a diagnosis
    Aug 03, 2022
    Keep up great work
    Jul 18, 2022
    Already recommended care provider
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr iwei teng Didn't even let me finish talking and explaining my concerns prior prescribing me a medication. He didn't know why I was there and kept referring to wrong information when discussing my information. I will not be returning to this dr he was terrible.
    Jul 14, 2022
    Outstanding in all respects
    Jul 12, 2022
    Dr. Teng is the best!
    Jun 05, 2022
    Well done!
    Jun 02, 2022
    Caring knowledgeable doctor. Had my medical records at his fingertips. Good listener and problem solver. Good bedside manner. Might slow down explanations a bit.
    May 27, 2022
    Very happy I chose to see this doctor.
    May 21, 2022
    Dr. Teng is the best doctor I have ever seen. Patient and thorough in answering questions and concerns.
    May 07, 2022
    Dr. Teng spent enough time discussing my health condition with me during the visit. He pinpointed the key issues while giving me an overall picture of my echo result. His explanation was clear and easy to follow. I felt confidently that I am in good hand.
    Apr 30, 2022
    Mar 27, 2022
    Thank you Dr. Teng for your care.
    Mar 20, 2022
    Very pleasant and respectful. Had a scheduled he needed to keep and I understand.
    Mar 18, 2022
    This doctor is the best in my eyes.
    Mar 17, 2022
    Very attentive
    Mar 16, 2022
    This is not the provider's fault but I forgot which tested I needed to do before my next visit and am unable to find the information anywhere.
    Mar 02, 2022
    Mar 02, 2022
    Great experience w Dr Teng
    Feb 23, 2022
    Very helpful
    Feb 17, 2022
    Peter Teng is a fantasy doctor. Feel very fortunate to be in his care.
    Feb 10, 2022
    Just the way it SHOULD be
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